I finished the first socks for the Sock Knitters Pentathlon challenge.
This was my first time doing toe-up socks and here is what I learned:
Magic cast on on DPNs is hell.
Knitting double wraps for the short row heels ain't all that easy either. I didn't do the best job on the heels. The stitches are a little Frankenstein-like.
The bind off needs to be super stretchy. I had to rip, because I bound off so tight I couldn't pull the sock over my heel.
Cool things: No picking up stitches for the gusset, no grafting, you can just knit until you run out of yarn.
Yarn: Deltex Hilda, exactly 70 g for both socks (in a color far too dark for this pattern)
Needles: 2.5 mm DPN
Time it took: CO March 1st, BO March 12th.